Masters And Slaves Quotes by Leo Tolstoy, Jeanette Winterson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Caleb Colton, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others.
Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.
I can’t do it. I’ve been here before and it’s not a room with a view. The only power I have is the negative power of withdrawal. If I don’t withdraw I have no power at all. A relationship where one person has no power or negative power, isn’t a relationship, it’s the bond between master and slave.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Kings and their subjects, masters and slaves, find a common level in two places – at the foot of the cross, and in the grave.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master’s commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too personal style.
A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.
Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.
Conversation is a partnership, not a relation of master and slave, as most people try to make it.
I demanded a realm in which I should be both master and slave at the same time: The world of art is the only such realm.
We are all hostages, and we are all terrorists. This circuit has replaced that other one of masters and slaves, the dominating and the dominated, the exploiters and the exploited. It is worse than the one it replaces, but at least it liberates us from liberal nostalgia and the ruses of history.
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.